Janelle Wong is an Associate Professor of American Studies and the Director of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Her research focuses on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Dr. Wong is the author of Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is currently working on a book about the impact Asian American and Latino evangelical Christians will have on the traditional conservative Christian movement and immigrant political participation. Recently, PRRI had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Wong in depth about some of the 2014 American Values Survey’s findings on Asian Americans.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Tired of the two-party system? You may be in luck. Sarah Palin recently discussed the prospect of creating a third political party–the “Freedom Party.”
Atheists have erected their first-ever monument on U.S. government property, putting it up next to a stone slab of the Ten Commandments outside a Florida courthouse. The effort came after the New Jersey-based American Atheists sued to have the religious monument removed, and lost. Less than half (45 percent) of Americans have a favorable opinion of atheists.
In other nonbelief news, a survey finds 38 percent of young Brits identify as atheists and an even greater number see religion as a source of evil in the world.
They may not always see eye-to-eye on the bench, but Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia get along well in a duck blind.
Are you literate enough to pass a 1960s Louisiana literacy test? You have 10 minutes. Ready, set…